THE SOPRANOS Named Best Written TV Show EVER!
The Writers Guild of America (the WGA) unveiled its list of the 101 best written television shows last night (2nd June, 2013), and its members voted New Jersey drama ‘The Sopranos‘ as No.1!
Created by David Chase and debuting in 1999, the hit show ran for six seasons and 86 episodes before ending in 2007. Starring James Gandolfini as lead-character Anthony “Tony” Soprano, ‘The Sopranos‘ has received glowing critical acclaim over the years with New Yorker editor, David Remnick proclaiming the show to be “the richest achievement in the history of television.”
According to Deadline.com, the criteria for shows which could feature in the list included:
“All genres were eligible, but the shows had to be written in English and broadcast on U.S. airwaves. Individual or non-serialised programs were deemed not eligible.”
The U.K TV shows which were included in the list included the BBC’s ‘The Office‘ (51), ‘Absolutely Fabulous‘ (90), ‘Fawlty Towers‘ (58) and ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus‘ (79).
Long-running popular cartoon ‘The Simpsons‘, created by Matt Groening, just missed the top 10, at 11th place.
To see if your favourite show made it into the long list, click on the link below:
WGA 101 Best Written TV Shows